Press release: U.S. 70 construction in Curry County

The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) began pavement rehabilitation work earlier this month on a 6.4 mile section of U.S. 70 (Prince Street) from Brady Street in Clovis to the county line, from mile marker 434 to mile marker 441. This pavement rehabilitation project will cost approximately $6 million. The project consists of a […]

Portales nursing home gets top rating from agency

By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Heartland Continuing Care has earned the highest rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. According to the Medicare website, the center has rated six nursing homes within a 50-mile radius of Portales, and Heartland is the only one with the five-star rating. Health inspections, quality measures and […]

BNSF Railway employee killed

CNJ staff A BNSF Railway employee was killed Wednesday morning outside of Hereford. Joe Faust, a spokesman for the railroad, said Larry Green, 53, was struck by a westbound train about 6:20 a.m. (CDT) near Mile Post 601.3, 47 miles west of Amarillo. Green had been an employee of BNSF for 15 years. Faust said […]

A view from under the pew: the mile-high mountaintop meeting

By Gary Mitchell: CNJ religion columnist Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks – except dashes and hyphens.

Press release: Chip sealing to begin on N.M. 523 in Curry County

The New Mexico Department of Transportation Chip Sealing Crew will begin chip sealing operations (resurface) work on N.M. 523 starting at mile marker 0 and go to mile marker 8.

Crack sealing to begin on U.S. 60

The New Mexico Department of Transportation will begin crack sealing work on U.S. 60, from mile post 339 to mile post 381, between Ft. Sumner and Clovis.

Tractor collection hits auction block

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Wayne Martin has displayed his collection of tractors on his property about a mile from city limits on U.S. 70 for nearly 40 years. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ Staff Writer County efforts to clean up the entrances to the city has compelled Curry County farmer Wayne Martin to part with […]

Aug. 10, 2008 Letters to the Editor

Ending trash services disappointing Imagine my disappointment upon reading the city is going to terminate dumpster service to 70 residents living within one mile of Clovis city limits.

N.M. 206 project under way

CNJ staff The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) started reconstruction of N.M. 206 south of Portales on Monday. The $4.5 million project starts at mile marker 67 near Dora and works north to mile marker 82.49 near Portales. The project, handled by James Hamilton Construction of Silver City, consists of roadway rehabilitation, earthwork, traffic […]

Decision coming soon on ethanol plant permit

CNJ staff The state’s Environmental Improvement Board is scheduled to deliberate Monday the fate of an air quality permit for the Clovis Ethanol Plant. The New Mexico Environment Department approved the permit in May. Several community groups filed an appeal against the permit. They said the food company did not clearly state the location of […]

Accident didn’t slow down farmer

By Don McAlavy: Local columnist This story is told by the daughter of Clyde Sparks, Neva Riggins of Clovis, and takes place in the fall of 1945. “Dad said that he lacked two rounds being completely finished with the wheat harvest in that field. It was close to sundown so he felt that he could […]

Day Trips: Bitter Lakes refuge offers variety of activities

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The Bitter Lakes National Wildlife refuge was established in 1937 to provide migratory birds a suitable habitat for wintering location and to preserve critical wetlands in the Southwest. (Courtesy photo) The Bitter Lakes National Wildlife refuge near Roswell is a great place to hike, hunt, and enjoy birdwatching; thousands of migratory birds make the area […]

Making statement not advocating action

By Walter Williams: Syndicated Columnist Bill Bennett, former secretary of education and drug czar, now host of the “Morning in America” talk radio show, caused quite a stir and hand-wringing in his response to a caller. The caller hypothesized that had there not been so many abortions in America, Social Security wouldn’t be facing its […]

Lady Blue go extra mile

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Farwell sophomore Salida Edwards, seen here during basketball practice, will compete along with the rest of the girls cross country team Saturday in the Class 1A cross country championship in Round Rock, Texas. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer Before the summer workouts began, Farwell cross country coach Korey Conkin […]

Historic land site gets new name

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Members of the 9th and 10th Cavalry of the Buffalo Soldiers present the flags at the beginning of Saturday morning’s ceremony at Buffalo Soldier Hill. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers LINGO — It took Oscar Robinson 14 years to get to mile marker 46 on Texas Highway 114. It took him just […]

County residents vexed by ETZ law

By Jack King About 30 people attended a City Commission meeting Thursday night to ask the city to rescind its extraterritorial zoning ordinance. Commissioners voted 5 to1, with one abstention, not to approve the request. Commissioner Gloria Wicker voted “no” and Commissioner Robert Sandoval abstained, explaining that he had not been on the commission when […]

Going the extra mile

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Clovis Christian School juniors Amanda Teune, 16, right, and Melissa Gomez, 16, front, try to get money from motorists Saturday during the school’s eighth annual Mile of Money fund-raiser. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth Janet Bresenham Fierce, bitter-cold September winds could not stop the enthusiasm of the students, parents and teachers of Clovis Christian School […]

Clovis anxious to run at home

Rick White Bronchitis or not, junior Megan Willis isn’t about to miss Saturday’s Clovis Invitational cross country meet. “I’m going to be there no matter what because my team depends on me,” said Willis, who was held out of practice Thursday. “I might not get a top finish, but I can still help the team.” […]

amos on perseverance

by amos Editor’s note: In response to a reader’s request, Amos asked we reprint a favorite column. Amos is a churchmouse, unable to use the keyboard shift keys and unschooled in the art of punctuation. boss i think i might have mentioned this before but life ain t easy under a church pew the heathen […]